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AAP MS in Applied Economics

XaviFMXaviFM Registered User Posts: 952 Member
edited October 2012 in Johns Hopkins University
Program site: Johns Hopkins University | Advanced Academic Programs | Krieger School of Arts and Sciences | Academic Programs | Applied Economics | Home

I have already done a search on this forum as to what the ideas are of the AAP in general, but this program was not addressed.

I have talked to one person who is in the program currently and she said that she was using it as a way to transition from her UG degree in Engineering to be prepared for a PhD in Economics, while still working as an Engineer in Pennsylvania and taking the JHU program classes online. I've noted that the program presents itself as a peer with other Applied Economics programs in their placement for various jobs, specifically Duke and Boston U come to mind.

But has anyone on here gone through the admissions process? If so, how did that work for you? I'm an UG at University of Washington studying Math and Economics and I was recommended to the program by a TA who subsequently introduced me to the woman who is in it currently. Unfortunately she's not been very forthcoming about her experience in applying.

So, if anyone could share their experiences with the program, I would greatly appreciate it, as I am considering it for graduate study after finishing at UW.

Thank you very much.
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  • XaviFMXaviFM Registered User Posts: 952 Member
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  • hellokitty333hellokitty333 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I was in this program for two semesters and ultimately decided that it wasn't worth the money. My impression is that they let anyone in. If you just want to take a few classes to beef up your grad school app then maybe this is better than going to the University of DC or some other community college. If you want an actual master's degree in economics? Don't go here. There were people in my "Math for Economists" class who could barely do arithmetic. And they passed this "calculus" course that is supposed to be the basis for the master's degree. It's such a sham of a program. JHU robs you blind ($4k per class) and does not produce a teaching/learning/advising product that in any way justifies the cost. I'm reapplying to other, more substantial, grad schools. I wish I'd never applied to this program. It ultimately proved to be a false start toward my postgraduate degree and delayed me getting a real grad school education by 2 years.
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